Who killed Wharlest Jackson? In the upcoming documentary “American Reckoning,” an unsolved 1960s murder reveals an untold story of the civil rights movement and Black resistance. From FRONTLINE and Retro Report with support from Chasing the Dream, the feature-length documentary draws on rarely seen footage filmed more than 50 years ago in Natchez, Mississippi, and follows the Jackson family’s search for justice.
“American Reckoning” is a FRONTLINE Production with 371 Productions in association with Retro Report. The producers, writers, and directors are Brad Lichtenstein (When Claude Got Shot and As Goes Janesville) and Yoruba Richen (The Killing of Breonna Taylor and The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show). The executive producer for Retro Report is Kyra Darnton. The executive producers for FRONTLINE’s “Un(re)solved” initiative are Dawn Porter and Raney Aronson-Rath. The executive producer of FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.
“American Reckoning” premieres on FRONTLINE (PBS) on Tuesday, February 15 at 10/9c.